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Repeat Prescriptions

Requests for repeat prescriptions can be made in the following ways:

  • In person at the surgery
  • By post enclosing a stamped addressed envelope
  • Online via the link at the top of this page (find out more about this)

Getting your prescriptions quickly, accurately and efficiently is important for both you and us. Each week we deal with approximately 3,500 item requests.

Please leave five working days before collecting your prescription.

If you send a postal request, please allow at least one week.

To avoid errors, we only accept requests for a repeat prescription over the telephone from elderly and infirm patients.

Please note that the Out of Hours service will not provide repeat prescriptions.

Please remember to put in your repeat script request in good time - before you run out of your medication!

It would surprise you how many scripts end up having to be processed ‘as an emergency’ by the same individuals because of lack of foresight and planning!

And, please HELP US TO AVOID WASTE when requesting repeat prescriptions for your medicines:-

  • Please only order those items you actually need
  • Please do not stockpile medicines at home
  • Please notify us if some medications on the repeat scripts are no longer required

Please also tell us if the time of ordering different tablets on the prescriptions do not tally - your usual GP should be able to sort this out for you.

To save you time, repeat prescription requests can be posted through our letter box.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip. Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.

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